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#3459 of 4696 Curious options
May 11, 2006 (6:06 am)
I bought a 2006 Sport V6 4X4 Rav4 from a highly regarded dealer from whom I bought the 1995 T100 that I traded (along with a 2001 Lexus IS300). My goal, which I think I achieved, was to acquire a vehicle with the better features of the two traded but with more comfort and better gas mileage than the truck and, of course, greater carrying capacity than the car. The dealer had to hunt to find the Rav4 with side airbags. Oddly, the one he found had the bags but did not have the tonneau cover (which I wanted and cost a lot to buy separately) or the daytime driving lights although it had the rest of the Option Combination #A described on the Toyota web site. Also, the spare tire cover came in black although the rest of the paint is Slate Grey (the dealer gave me a grey replacement).
Gas mileage on 2 fillups, mixed driving, was a little over 22 mpg. I think it will improve when I stop getting such a kick out of goosing the most powerful engine I've owned in 50 years of car ownership.
#3461 of 4696 Re: Platinum Plus Warranty [sayers1]
May 11, 2006 (7:26 am)
I agree with Andre, when you buy a 6/75 you are basically adding 3 years or 39k miles. 3/36 are already included, you are just extended that coverage.
So if you go to a 7 year warranty it should increase by 33% compared to a 6 year, or more, since at that point it's older and problems are more likely.
The math should be similar for adding more miles.
#3462 of 4696 Re: PRICE DROP? [jimd4]
May 11, 2006 (8:05 am)
When I looked early this week, the DC area Carmax was undercutting fitzmall by around $500 per new RAV-4, which could have contributed to their adjustment.
#3463 of 4696 Re: PRICE DROP? [heel2toe]
May 11, 2006 (8:09 am)
Sounds good to me. Maybe RAV4 price sanity is spreading.
#3464 of 4696 Re: PRICE DROP? [jimd4]
May 11, 2006 (9:33 am)
I told you so.
Same thing happened with the Avalon. When it was new, people were paying close to MSRP, and I told them to wait it out. Same thing here...
#3465 of 4696 Re: PRICE DROP? [ateixeira]
May 11, 2006 (12:35 pm)
Hey, I am not buying till Nov-Dec so just watching the scene now.
#3466 of 4696 Re: V6 LTD 4x4 mpg [bing8]
May 11, 2006 (12:35 pm)
I have the 4cyl 4x4 and have been averaging 27-28 mpg (70%hwy/30%city) and have 1000 miles on vehicle.
#3467 of 4696 Re: Anyone Towing? [jimd4]
May 11, 2006 (1:29 pm)
Found this out the hard way. Bought my 2006 RAV4 Limited V6 fully loaded except for the actual hitch system, because they did not have one in stock set up that way. Found the hitch at my local boat sales store ($189.00)and the wiring harness for a 2006 RAV4 was $42.00. A lot cheaper than the dealer wanted. At first they were unsure of what the "Pre-Wired in the Tow-Prep package" on the invoice actually meant. After a day of their research, they informed me that it meant all wiring to the converter box is included (actually just a hot wire) but not the wiring harness from the converter box to the trailer hitch. Only problem, is finding the converter box placement on the vehicle. Hitch was simple to install, (removed the rear tie down bracket and attach the hitch frame with four bolts torqued to 65 ft lbs) took me 10 minutes. Now if I can only find the converter box, without paying the dealer to find it for me, I can attach the wiring harness I got from my local boat store. Anyone know where it is located?
#3468 of 4696 Re: Accessories [quickdtoo]
May 11, 2006 (2:22 pm)
How are the body side moldings installed ?
Do they stick on ?